Jakarta - The Javanese dictator, Suharto,
was at last forced to step down, leaving Indonesia in the worst economic-monetary
crisis since the proclamation of the republic. But the moment he left,
I knew that no substantial change in the Indonesian political situation
was to follow. His "new order" stands intact even without Suharto.
All his supporters, and all the institutions he set up, remain firmly
in place behind the visage of Mr. Habibie, the new president.